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                                                                                                             November 25, 2016
Hi [Contact.First Name],

This morning, I tried to replicate the Black Friday shopping experience by hurling myself against a wall several times, then I ordered online.

On that theme, you'll find lots of bargain-priced wines among my latest picks now available in:

BC Liquor Stores (store stock), AlbertaLCBO (stock), SAQ (stock), NBNSCanada

Meanwhile, boxed wines are always a deal compared to their bottled brethren, but they're no longer all plonk, as we discover on CTV's national breakfast show, Your Morning (video below).

Speaking of Plonk, a witty wine video series brings all of these themes together, puncturing the snobbery of blind tasting. I'll drink to that!

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P.S. Join us here on Facebook Live Video this Sunday at 6 pm eastern

*** We'll be tasting Prosecco, that classic Italian sparkling wine, for the holidays ***

Mark your calendar, grab a glass of great vino, and join the fun!

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Boxed Wines: Good or Grim?

On CTV’s new national breakfast show, Your Morning, host Lindsey Deluce and I chatted about boxed wines.

These are otherwise known as bag-in-a-box, and in the past have had a nasty reputation with consumers; the Rodney Dangerfield of wine.

However, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by what's in the box these days.

That may be the reason that boxed wines are one of the fastest-growing categories in the wine industry ...


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Hilarious Wine Videos Expose the Folly of Blind Tasting

My favourite scene in the online wine video series Plonk is when the host gets Rocky-style training on how to taste wine blindly with the bottle's label concealed.

Next is the big showdown taste-off with his wine-knowledgeable friend, deftly parodying the notion of blind tasting as a proving ground for wine expertise.

Blind tasting to identify a wine, especially as a public parlour game, is what puts the snobbery back into the bottle ...

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Upgrade to the Label Scanner Wine App   

We've made some major upgrades to the label scanner in the new wine app >

You can watch the video here.

(Tips to turn up the volume here.)


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